Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this manner, you are able to add some content to various pages in your website and modify it just by modifying a single text file. You can furthermore incorporate the output of different scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file appear on your website. This will enable you to add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more desirable to your website visitors and creating a professional overall look. It will also be simpler to revise this content in comparison to updating each static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the web pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
Since our customized cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to use this function with all of the shared website hosting packages that we offer you and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for every specific domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to be a programmer for that since the required code can be copied from the Help post that we have about Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this feature for your website, it's important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your website point to the modified names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will not take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package with our company. When you decide to activate this feature, you have to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you need SSI to be enabled. In that file, you have to copy and paste some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can get the latter inside the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any prior knowledge about such things. The only two things you ought to take care of are renaming all of the webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing all of the links on your website, so they lead to the renamed files.